Bonjour Cleveland! How were your weekends? Super fun here, I even did “the switch” bye bye summer frocks, hello fall lovelies. Don’t you just love an organized closet? There is nothing better.
Speaking of closets…I think I literally have like 8 striped black & white, navy & white, red & white, gray & white, yellow & white striped, bateau 3/4 length sleeve tops…so French of me, oui? I mean, truly I am a self proclaimed francophile with my love of all things from the motherland…I mean…I AM half French you know.
Saturday mornings at the Westside Market I grab a crepe from the Crépes De Luxe and when I have more time on my hands I indulge in La Petite Triangle. If I’m in the mood for french food I enjoy La Albatros and insist on some french bubbles and epoissee; French stinky cheese. When I visit the Shaker Square market I sneak a macaron from La Coquette Bakery…let’s just say…this girls LOVES the yummy treats from across the pond.
If my little pug would sit in my rattan bike basket, you might find us riding to work humming the tunes of my favorites films Amélie and Priceless…another good one starring french sweetheart Audrey Tautou. I named our design business both a rolling hills village in France and my favorite shade of green Chartreuse. I have a collection of Eiffel towers that family and friends have brought me back and I have purchased from my trips up the pretty lady. I’m telling you I’m a wee bit of an all french enthusiast
THAT IS WHY…I am SO SO excited for this Sunday’s Hingetown’s “ohh lah lah” french inspired market! I can’t wait to stroll through the romantic streets, sip bubbly, ride bikes, indulge in croissants and baguettes…all while avoiding the long international flight. Don’t miss the french fun…see you there!
I couldn’t resist but to share this deal I just ran into! Steak AND LOBSTER (my ultra favorite treat), perfect for anyone on the low carb kick.
I actually really love the bar at Don’s Lighthouse, it’s dark and cozy and feels like my grandparents house in Connecticut, homey. PLUS, they have some great deals… Check it out!!!
Thursday, November 19th, 2009
So, I’ve always wanted to go to the infamous “Jump Back Ball.” It’s one of those parties I always mean to check out, but then it overlaps with something else, someone’s birthday, a long weekend away or something and I’ve always missed it. This year I am making it a priority to get my tickets early and begin planning my attire for the big party.
The 19th annual Jump Back Ball, themed “Celebrate: Carnaval,” is set for Saturday, February 27, 201o…so will you wear feathers or something more black tie? Hmm…
The Carnival Ball kickoff party will take place at A.J. Rocco’s (816 Huron Rd) from 6-8 pm. Join me and enjoy appetizers, drink specials and mini manicures by The Studio Salon plus buy your Jump Back Ball tickets first and SAVE!
Ticket prices increase THE DAY after (no exceptions) the kickoff by $15 +handling fees, so be sure to get to the party and bring your friends. Each person in attendance can purchase two tickets at the kickoff rate with no handling fees. New this year- you can set up a payment plan too!
Kickoff party pricing: $100-$120
I will be there waiting in line to save some cash on my tickets…will you?
Saturday, April 4th, 2009
This Saturday, while the city fills with music-industry legends and celebs, why not pay your respects to this years Rock Hall Inductee Honoree Run-DMC* at Touch Supper Club (www.touchohiocity.com) as they welcome “The Kings” (a tribute Run-DMC band). Free until Midnight, $10 after. Music by DJ Steph Floss, DJ K-Nyce & DJ Majette, spinning the best in old school hip hop.
If you can make it for happy hour, Touch offers free sushi from 4-8! Come for a bit of free fish, stay for a bit of mixing and good beats!
*Founded by Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell, Run-D.M.C. took hip hop from the streets of New York to the national stage. Formed in Hollis, Queens, the group is arguably the most important and influential act in the history of hip hop. They were the biggest act in hip-hop throughout the 1980s and is widely credited with breaking hip hop into mainstream music. In 2004, Rolling Stone named them one of the greatest musical artists of all time. In 2007, the trio was named Greatest Hip Hop Group of All Time by MTV.com. They were also named Greatest Hip Hop Artist of All Time by VH1.
Did you know that (during happy hour) at Luxe they offer 2 for 1 martinis & drafts? Did you know also know that their scrumptious pizzas are also half off during happy hour? WOW, What a steal! Drink early = 5-7pm happy hour, eat late = 12-2am happy hour, or vice versa! :)
Maybe this would be a great place to stop in after this Saturdays Adele concert, a late night Film Festival flick or next weeks Cavs Game? For a late night snack..or two? Sounds fun, and affordable!
Luxe Kitchen & Lounge is now open 7 days a week from 5pm to 2am. Check it out at www.luxecleveland.com